ATC181016: Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of four vacancies on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 16 October 2018

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Progress report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications on the filling of four vacancies on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, dated 16 October 2018
 

The Portfolio Committee on Communications, having considered the request of the Minister of Communications to commence with the filling of four vacancies on the SABC Board, reports as follows:

 

A letter dated 10 May 2018 was received from the Minister of Communications informing the National Assembly of the resignations of Ms R Kalidass and Ms F Potgieter-Gqubule from the SABC Board, as well as the declining by Ms N Batyi of the offer to be appointed to the Board, and requesting the National Assembly to recommend two candidates for appointment, in terms of section 13 of the Broadcasting Act (No 4 of 1999), for the unexpired portion of the period for which Ms Kalidass and Ms Potgieter-Gcubule were appointed, and one candidate for the unexpired portion of the period for which Ms Batyi would have been appointed.

 

A second letter dated 11 July 2018 was received from the Minister of Communications informing the National Assembly of the resignation of Mr V Rambau, in terms of section 15(2) of the Broadcasting Act (No 4 of 1999), from the SABC Board with effect from 29 June 2018, and requesting the National Assembly to recommend a candidate for appointment, in terms of section 13 of the Broadcasting Act, for the unexpired portion of the period for which Mr Rambau was appointed, ie until 15 October 2022.

 

The Committee advertised the call for persons to be nominated to serve on the SABC Board and received 80 nominations. On 16 October 2018, the Committee deliberated and unanimously agreed that the following candidates be shortlisted for interviews: Mr Kevan Jones; Adv Lekalakala Motshedi, Mr Thabo Leshilo; Mr Diliza Madikiza; Ms Unathi Magwentshu; Ms Vuyokazi Makhubalo; Mr Mathews Mofokeng; Ms Bernedette Muthien; Mr Mergan Naidoo; Ms Thozama Nene; Mr Michael Nurick and Ms Jasmina Patel.

 

 

The names of the shortlisted candidates will be published on the parliamentary website for public comment for a period of seven working days. The interviews are scheduled for Tuesday, 30 October 2018, at Parliament.

 

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